Cover Crazy is hosted by The Book Worms. Each week, bloggers "admire the art and beauty of a book’s design, so I’m going to post minimal words. It is up to you to write how you feel and what you like about it the way you’d like to."
I never heard of Jeff Hirsch or The Eleventh Plague before Beth Revis (Author of Across the Universe, which I reviewed here ) revealed that he had his cover art. The cover screams "Dystopian Fiction" and makes my little Dystopian fangirl-loving heart quiver!
Why I Love This Cover:
Maybe it's not beautiful, persay, but it's gripping nonetheless. If you're a Dystopian lover, I bet you just fell a little bit in love based on this cover, yes?
What a grim world we're looking at! That green-tinged sky really sets the mood. There's the broken rock to the right of the car that might have once been a building and--um, yeah, the CAR. It's completely torn apart. The hood is gone. All its bits and pieces are hanging out. I'm dying to know what it represents, what it symbolizes. Plus, despite all the debris in the foreground, if you look in the distance, you see what appears to be a fully-functioning ferris wheel. At least, I assume it is. It doesn't look decrepit, but whole and intact. This book makes me want to pick it up and read the back jacket to find out MORE (or, as the case may be, go over to Goodreads for a summary).
Plus, Dystopian lovers, did you see? Suzanne Collins, the brain behind The Hunger Games, blurbed his book. She says it "hits disturbingly close to home" and is "taut." Um, if you're saying that Ms. Collins, then yes, I must read this too!!
What do you think? What cover are you crazy about this week? As for me, I'm off to eat some unagi sushi for lunch. It has my name on it!
[The Eleventh Plague is scheduled to hit a bookstore near you on Sept. 1, 2011.]